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Open Letter To GOP Congressman Steve Stockman On Obama ‘Using Children’ Like Saddam Hussein

by David Badash on January 17, 2013

in News,Politics

Dear Congressman Stockman,

Perhaps in your previous days as a U.S. Congressman, it was considered perfectly acceptable for a U.S. Congressman to malign the President of the United States by comparing him to an Iraqi dictator who gassed and otherwise murdered hundreds of thousands if not millions of his own people, but in 21st century America, to which you have returned to serve your nation and the citizens of Texas, it is not.

Your comment on Fox News Tuesday night, which was even rebuffed by the Fox News anchor, was despicable.

President Obama is not using children as human shields, as you suggested.

This is just one image of what it looked like in Iraq after Saddam Hussein killed his own people, including these children:

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And this is what it looked like yesterday, on stage, just after President Obama delivered his remarks on curbing gun violence and gun-related deaths, like the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, not far from my old hometown:

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I trust you can tell the difference.

Do you know who else is “using children”? Your comrades at the NRA, who Tuesday — the same day you accused the President of using children as human shields — used the president’s children to advance their campaign of hate, by releasing an ad claiming the President doesn’t care if anyone else’s children get shot, he only cares if his own children get shot.

You, and for that matter, your friends at the NRA, owe the President and the American people, a huge apology.

Don’t worry, we’re not holding our breath, but we will hold our families closer tonight, knowing your ilk has a vote in Congress, and access to platforms like Fox News to spew your lies and hate, making America just a little bit worse off.

Shame on you.

David Badash

Founder and Managing Editor,

The New Civil Rights Movement

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To those readers who wish to share your thoughts with Congressman Steve Stockman, you can visit his House of Representatives page.

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Image of Iraqi children via Wikipedia, (Caution: ours is cropped out of respect)

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{ 7 comments }

Scott_Rose January 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

Shame on him is right!

OkieDokieDog January 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

Well said, David, and certainly in more civil words than I would have used.

CastleRockBear January 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

It felt so good to write this wingnut and tell him EXACTLY what I thought and included the link to this page! He needs to rethink his citizenship in America if he is going to stand behind insanity that does no more than make his party callously look like insensitive thugs!

BSmart2 January 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Congress Stockman has set his email link up to require a valid zip code for his district, so I wasn't able to email him to tell him that what he said was very offensive to me. So I thought I would call his Washington DC office and voice my displeasure over his comments. The voice mail is not operating and when you try to reach an operator, you have to have a password. So this poor example of a public servant isn't interested in what the public thinks of him and his crazy rantings.

IndyBareBear January 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Use Zip Code 75936 to get access to his page…

Coxhere January 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

This asshole can't tell his testicles from a map of Texas. I know you tried, but there's no way that he can understand anything that you've written to him. Maybe he'll take your letter and visit the Bush's in their heavily guarded compound where the butler will try to explain to him your written words. I used to live in Texas and my son was born there. Neither of us are living there now though. U. S. government, please let Texas secede from the Union. Please.

LOrion January 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

DAVID please update this piece with information that Rachel Maddow provided tonight as to who Rep Stockman was/ and apparently still is.

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